Meet our Leadership Team


James Rosenman, Chief Executive Officer and Administrator

James came to Fairview as the new CEO and Administrator in March 2012.  He has served in various senior management positions at continuing care retirement communities including nursing homes throughout the East Coast prior to joining Fairview. He has a passion for working with the leadership team and all employees to ensure a great experience for our patients and residents through excellence in quality, service and hospitality. James has an MBA in Management from the Pace University Lubin School of Business and a BA from The University of Tennessee. When not at Fairview, James enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, reading and traveling when possible.

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Jamie Spencer, Chief Financial Officer

Jamie joined Fairview full-time in 2018 after serving as Virtual CFO for 2 years and being involved with Fairview in various consulting roles for more than 5 years. He has over 12 years of finance and accounting experience and is a forward thinker in the realm of aging services. Prior to joining Fairview, Jamie was a Manager in a national senior living services consulting practice where he focused on financial strategy, financial modeling, accounting, and transaction due diligence. He also has Big 4 accounting experience from his early career days. Jamie has an MBA and Master of Accounting degree from Northeastern University’s Graduate School of Professional Accounting and a BA in Finance from Northern Arizona University. When Jamie is not at work he enjoys spending time with his wife and children, mountain biking, playing tennis, and giving back to the community.

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Dr. Edward McDermott, Medical Director

Dr. McDermott began his long relationship with Fairview in 1982 as the Assistant Medical Director. Dr. McDermott was appointed Medical Director in 2005. He earned his undergraduate degree at Iona College in 1974 and his medical degree from New York Hospital Medical School in 1978. He completed his residency at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY in 1981. Dr. McDermott is a board-certified Internist and a senior attending physician at L&M Hospital in New London. He served as the Health Director for the City of Groton from 1983 to 1987. Dr. McDermott was recognized as the New London County Outstanding Physician of the Year in 1985.

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Deb Morgan, RN, Director of Clinical Services

Deb was the Director of Nursing Services for over 10 years and started her career at Fairview in Staff Development. Deb has been a nurse for 39 years and has spent the last 21 years in long-term care. Prior to coming to Fairview, Deb worked as a Staff Nurse, Case Manager, Wound Care Nurse and Staff Development Coordinator.  Deb recently took on a new roll in overseeing major clinical programs to include Fairview's Guided Journey's Memory Care, our Cardiac Rehabilitation and our extension outpatient therapy site at Quiambaug Cove. When Deb is away from Fairview she loves her family farm, gardening and antiquing.

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Debbie Dethlefsen, RN, Assistant Director of Nursing Services

Debbie has been employed at Fairview as the Assistant Director of Nursing for over ten years.  Debbie obtained a Bachelors Degree in Nursing at the New York State University at Stony Brook in 1995.  She also has an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Debbie has been working in Nursing Administration for over seventeen years.  Some of her previous positions include Nursing Supervisor, Nurse Manager for an AIDS unit, and a Medicare/Long term Care MDS Coordinator.  "My role at Fairview is to monitor the overall day to day nursing activities. Without a doubt, my favorite part of working at Fairview is the residents. I enjoy doing yoga and am an avid reader."

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Elizabeth Weeks, Admissions Coordinator

Elizabeth Weeks is responsible for all long-term and short-term admissions in the nursing facility.  Please call  (860) 445.7478 x1440 (or select below to e-mail) to discuss any short-term rehabilitation/nursing and long-term care needs you or a loved one may need.

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Sandra Hawes, Director of Marketing & IL Resident Services

Sandra joined the Fairview team in July 2012 as the Director of Sales and Marketing for Thames Edge. She has worked in this industry for over 17 years, primarily in Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Communities.  Sandra has a BS in Marketing and a BA in Foreign Languages from Stonehill College in MA. She enjoys spending time with her family. "It was easy to make the decision to join Fairview. I was drawn by the excitement of the land development, compassion of the staff, impeccable reputation of a longstanding not-for-profit organization and the remarkable location. I look forward to working with you and assisting you in any way, as you settle into your beautiful new home." Sandra is also available to answer any questions regarding the many ways one can make a donation to Fairview.

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Mary Stonely, Fellowship Manor Coordinator

Mary started at Fairview in May of 2010. As the Fellowship Manor Coordinator, Mary oversees the day to day operations at Fellowship Manor. Fellowship Manor is our senior independent living community. "Early in my career, I worked in the sales department of a manufacturing company, as a customer service representative and application analyst. I left to raise a family and became very involved in my church parish. I volunteered my service in our parish outreach for the elderly and the homebound. I believe my work in outreach lead me to this job at Fairview. My favorite part of working for Fairview, are the residents I serve and my coworkers. The residents are always surprising me with wonderful stories of the past and educating me on the needs of the aging. My coworkers work together as a team to better the life of all our residents. It is a wonderful place to work. When I am not at work, I enjoy being with my family, singing in the choir and interior decorating."

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Stephanie Swap, Director of Employee Services

Stephanie joined Fairview in 2017 and has over 23 years of experience in Human Resources.  Prior to joining Fairview Stephanie worked as the Human Resources Director for another skilled nursing facility as well as in the insurance industry.  Stephanie was excited at the opportunity to work in a nonprofit environment, and to be able to work with employees who are dedicated to providing high-quality, compassionate care to residents and patients.  “From the moment I walked in to Fairview I was struck by the friendliness of the staff and how engaged and happy the patients and residents are.  That’s a great hallmark of the quality of a facility.” Her focus is on making sure Fairview and attract and retain the highest quality staff in the area.  When she is not working Stephanie enjoys hiking and cycling with her husband and attending her son’s baseball games and daughter’s volleyball games.

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Philip Burns, Director of Plant Operations

Phil joined Fairview in April 2018. He comes from a varied background in operations, maintenance and construction with 15 plus years. He served in the US Navy for 11 years and completed a few tours on two Naval surface ships and as a Naval Instructor. Since his transition to the civilian sector, Phil has taken on the role in Facilities Management for large operations and finds much passion in keeping his buildings operational and the properties looking their best. In his time away from Fairview, he enjoys coaching and watching his sons play sports especially wrestling. Phil also loves spending as much time as possible outdoors and camping with his family.

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Fairview

235 Lestertown Road
Groton, CT 06340
(860) 445.7478

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